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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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DPHSR405 Academic Writing 2 ECTS
Organised by
Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences

Learning outcomes

This course will give you practical tips and strategies for writing scientific articles in English. Designed as a two-day workshop, the main objective of this course is to learn to identify and produce the most important elements in English academic writing. The first day offers a series of exercises and points to ponder, whereas the second day offers the students an opportunity to apply these tips and strategies in an "Editing Clinic". During the second day, the students will be taught a ten-step editing process that they will apply to texts in class.


Day 1

9:15-9:45 Online sources: Scientific, clear, transparent
9:45-11:00 Drafting, Differences between Finnish and Anglo-American traditions
11:00-11:30 Components of a Scientific Article, The Sequence of Writing
11:30 Lunch
12:15 Problems, Transitions, Tenses
14:00 Coffee break
14:15 Old Information and New Information, Nouns and Verbs for Academic Writing
15:30 Self-editing
16:00 End of the day

Scientific Writing: The "Editing Clinic": Revising English Texts

Day 2

The students select a scientific text from their field and also bring in two to three pages of their own writing (5 copies of these pages). These texts will be evaluated in class.

9:15-10:30 Introduction to editing. Practice of editing on the "ideal" article in your field
10:30-10:40 Short break
10:40-11:30 Editing
11:30-12:10 Lunch (40 min.)
12:10-14:00 Editing groups
14:00-14:20 Coffee break (20 min.)
14:20-15:25 Editing Groups
15:25-16:00 Course Discussions (Questions and Answers)
16:00 End of the course

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English



Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Social Sciences